Bong-Ra to present a glimpse of the future to come at Roadburn 2018

We love to navigate unchartered artistic territories here at Roadburn and found a keen ally in Dutch breakcore pioneer Bong-Ra. Currently reinventing himself musically and spiritually, ever forward thinking and his eyes and ears set on the future. Together with his cohorts – whether it’s his partner in dark matters, Svart Lava, or by way of inspiring the meditative Phurpa collective – they are pairing a futuristic take on modern day occultism with an eclectic outlook on (doom) metal and electronics.

It’s such an exhilarating glimpse of what’s to come – a crossover of ritualistic metal electronics; a digital and technological / analogue and spiritual movement named Future Occultism.

We can’t wait for Bong-Ra to lift doom into it’s futuristic path at Roadburn 2018. His visionary performance on Thursday, 19 April – along with Servants Of The Apocalyptic Goat Rave (the binary view and vision of Future Occultism), and Phurpha.

The Future Occultism collective grasps back to forgotten roots of shamanism, paganism, tribalism and the natural force of nature, the female and the spiritual bond with the universe … the unknowns of the vastness that surrounds us, the eternal mystery of our existence, while embracing the technological reality surrounding us.  Future Occultism will be presented at Roadburn in three distinct chapters – first off…

Bong-Ra‘s sonic ritual simultaneously lies in the past as it does in the future. The Omega and the Alpha, the end and the beginning, no finish and no starting point. Monolithic sounds from a futuristic prehistory, shrouded by paganism and a forgotten matriarchal past. Incorporating a personal vision of philosophy and spirituality and focussing on a mantra from within the lower frequencies of the audio spectrum. A modern technological interpretation of an ancient priesthood ritual.

Date: April 19

Time: 22.30

Stage: Green Room

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